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Research shows that medication dosing errors are more common in pediatrics than adults because of weight-based dosing calculations.[1] In fact, every year, approximately 7,000 children die and 140,000 are injured due to critical dosing errors.[2]

Experts agree that these errors are very common and one of the most preventable. “Research shows that the potential for adverse drug events within the pediatric inpatient population is about three times as high as among hospitalized adults,”[3] says Stu Levine, PharmD, informatics and pediatric specialist at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, “For this reason, health care providers must pay special attention to the specific challenges relating to the pediatric population.”1

The Certa Dose® Solution

Certa Dose Epinephrine Kit and PALS KitCerta Dose® offers simple dosing solutions to protect the lives of our children. The Certa Dose® Epinephrine Convenience Kit and PALS Syringe Holder Kit are intuitive systems for medication delivery that use innovative color zones matching the widely adopted standard pediatric color-coding system for weight.

The color-coding approach has improved dosing accuracy and therefore resulted in an overall reduction in dosing errors.[4] Similarly, a study from UT Health San Antonio found that Certa Dose® color-coded syringes outperformed auto-injectors and standard syringes for both Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) providers.[5]

Why a Better Solution Matters

Certa Dose® is working to eliminate the heartbreaking effects of dosing errors in pediatric patients with accurate, convenient and cost-effective products. Maintain your confidence during pediatric emergencies and enable accurate dosing with the PALS Syringe Holder Kit and Epinephrine Convenience Kit from Certa Dose®.

To learn more about the Certa Dose® products, please call 888-891-1200 or email us to be connected to your local representative.

 

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References: 

[1] https://www.jointcommission.org/-/media/deprecated-unorganized/imported-assets/tjc/system-folders/topics-library/sea_39pdf.pdf?db=web&hash=29D89AF0947F063B82967B81E640CBBC

[2] Source: Sears, K, et al. “The Relationship between the Nursing Work Environment and the Occurrence of Reported Paediatric Medication Administration Errors: A Pan Canadian Study.” Journal of Pediatric Nursing, U.S. National Library of Medicine, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23290866.

[3] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11311101/

[4] Source: Sears, K, et al. “The Relationship between the Nursing Work Environment and the Occurrence of Reported Paediatric Medication Administration Errors: A Pan Canadian Study.” Journal of Pediatric Nursing, U.S. National Library of Medicine, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23290866.

[5] http://www.nbcnews.com/id/43529641/ns/health-health_care/t/nurses-suicide-highlights-twin-tragedies-medical-errors/#.W1oYU_kzqUl